Green Pheasant and Ostrich

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Green Pheasant and Ostrich

Post by Roadkill » Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:24 pm

Thanks ronr for sharing some donated fly tying materials!!
It prompted a new steelhead tie with what I think is Green Pheasant. It is a bird I have never seen before.

ImageRIMG2296 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Hook-Dai Riki 899 #2
Thread and tag-UTC 140 FL FIRE ORANGE
Tail-Green Pheasant Tail feather fibers
Body-Blue Ostrich and LRG Oval Silver French Tinsel tied into a dubbing loop rope Alec Jackson style.
Hackles-Green Pheasant Rump, followed by green and blue phase upper body and neck feathers.

The green and blue reflections on the tips are very transitory depending on the angle of the light hitting the feather. As a hackle they mostly appear dark brown. ;) Hopefully there may be tiny flashes of color as they undulate in the water.
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Re: Green Pheasant and Ostrich

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:13 pm

Zowie! That is a fantastic pattern Bill. I wanna tye like you when I grow up. ;) :D
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Re: Green Pheasant and Ostrich

Post by DUBBN » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:25 pm

Well done Bill!!!

Great technique!!!!
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Re: Green Pheasant and Ostrich

Post by Roadkill » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:08 am

Thanks guys!

I know I could swap fly boxes with either of you on a river and have a great day fishing with your creative & beautiful flies. ;)
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Re: Green Pheasant and Ostrich

Post by ronr » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:10 am

I wish we could get that green color on the fly.. pretty dramatic when the light hits it just right... I'll get around to doing a little bit on the gifted materials I received and get some ideas for flies.
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Re: Green Pheasant and Ostrich

Post by Roadkill » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:08 am

Ron,

The feathers could be tied in as cheeks on streamers and show the color. It may be why he used the skin in the first place.
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